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Yankee Doodle Boy

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  George M. Cohan and the Fourth of July

"A real, live nephew of my Uncle Sam, born on the Fourth of July."
Most Americans see those words and ... [more]

Gay marriage in Wyoming? It's possible

Jul 2, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Wyoming is a conservative state. A live-and-let-live state. A state where people live together in small towns, and mostly have a habit of getting along. And ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  All-summer month
The calendar has flipped to the first of the two all-summer months. July has arrived.
Here's how the poet Niji Chrys embraced the ... [more]

A chance meeting in Schaffhausen

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It's how my family came to be.

They knew they were making history, and it was the greatest adventure of their lives. It was one of the most poignant ... [more]

Criticize Snowden for right reasons

Jun 30, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  His critics are too focused on the fact that he didn't graduate from high school

Let's get this straight: Edward J. Snowden surrenders his well-paid ... [more]

The challenge for coal

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  The president's new directives set a clear direction Wyoming's industry must take

More than a year ago, Wyoming's prodigious coal industry saw some ... [more]

Becoming an outdoors woman -- Part 2

Jun 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  I was accustomed to seeing skyscrapers lay out an array of lights late at night, but in Wyoming I can see constellations just by stepping out the door. ... [more]

New timetable, same need

Jun 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  SLIB said no to a grant for the Riverton justice center, but the effort will continue

Supporters of plans to build a new location in Riverton for ... [more]

Voting Rights Act brought big changes

Jun 27, 2013 - By Connie Cass, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The voting law that became a major turning point in black Americans' struggle for equal rights and political power is now outdated, the Supreme ... [more]

Independence Day, individual-style

Jun 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Whatever path you choose, don't expect results to be like anyone else's.

How shall we celebrate our nation's independence 237 years after the ... [more]

Fire-risky behavior

Jun 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the danger is at a high point, consider a change of plans

Fremont County and the surrounding area got a nice reprieve earlier this month from ... [more]

Call me an outdoors woman -- Part 1

Jun 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There is no doubt that I learned a few things the weekend of June 14-16. I attended the Becoming an Outdoors Woman camp at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation ... [more]

Why impeach Hill?

Jun 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outside Cheyenne, this is likely to look like an unhealthy, bullying obsession

The prosecutorial zeal from some in the Wyoming Legislature to hound ... [more]

Mass. vote shows tea party challenge

Jun 25, 2013 - By David Lightman, MCT Washington Bureau:  Though it's been effective in more conservative states, the movement has gained little traction in so-called blue states, limiting its effectiveness as a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lunar looker
Did everyone see the "super moon" over the weekend? Celestial conditions dictated that the moon was at its closest point to Earth in ... [more]

A Swiss farm boy in the New World

Jun 23, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  My grandfather amazed me as one of the smartest and strongest men I ever met.

The connections that we make in our feeble attempts to understand the ... [more]

Open meetings

Jun 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Solid waste board ought to have kept the doors open to the public

Rarely do members of a public board say, or even think, "Hey, let's have a secret ... [more]

Loving summer

Jun 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our new season, even an empty day can seem full to the brim

Calvin and Hobbes are climbing a tree.
"Is the coast clear?" asks Calvin. "Give me a ... [more]

Obama: Crackdown on leaks makes U.S. safer

Jun 21, 2013 - By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, MCT:  Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a ... [more]

I'll take the Riverton way

Jun 20, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  To Sinatrafy it, this town is my kinda town

We spent Fathers Day in Lander. We ate cheese-wheels, visited the Sinks, and let the children play at ... [more]

U.S. has a good case for arming the rebels in Syria

Jun 20, 2013 - The Chicago Tribune:  The Syrian rebels battling President Bashar Assad's forces are on the ropes. They've lost one strategic city and may be on the brink of losing a stronghold in ... [more]

A role for the ages

Jun 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano

Forget that "Sopranos" reunion. Tony has been whacked.
Every actor dreams of the great role, the chance to play a ... [more]

Coal from where I came from

Jun 19, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  You don't live down South without air conditioning, and there is no air conditioning without Wyoming coal.

At night, 1,000 miles from my hometown, I ... [more]

Energy is news

Jun 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  And Wyoming always will be part of the crucial equation

Wyoming's energy industry is big news.
We've filled an 80-page newspaper with it in our ... [more]

Late nights in June -- it must be Mining Edition time

Jun 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I breezed home late Tuesday night -- well, early Wednesday morning -- on my zippy red scooter and had the street to myself for the entire two miles.
Over the ... [more]

More secrets all the time

Jun 18, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism?
In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret.
When the United States began its war ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our lovely month
"It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses."
The ... [more]

Traveling old U.S. Highway 20

Jun 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  At every stop, I met someone I already knew as a Wind River athlete and parent or as a Shoshoni coach.

My first homecoming game as a football coach ... [more]

Beware the leader without frank friends

Jun 17, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Consider a letter to Lyndon Johnson from a friend who had the nerve to tell him the truth.

The late Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, D-Ariz., a gentle ... [more]

About your dad

Jun 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fathers Day is a good time to learn more, so ask him

Fathers Day brings to mind the the teenage visitor to the newsroom a few years back who revealed ... [more]